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Michael Schmidt raw milk appeal verdict is expected later this week; farmshare members eager for news

Michael Schmidt with his wife Elise VanderHout (in red) at yesterday's meeting.

Michael Schmidt and Elisa VanderHout held a meeting of Glencolton Farms farmshare members last night in Thornhill. Speaking with regard to the recently issued farmshare certificates, both thanked the members for their support in making possible the kind of farming that Glencolton stands for, a kind of farming that respects the land and the animals, and makes every effort to produce the highest quality of milk and milk products. Elisa described how a farm near Glencolton had recently been bought by someone who wasted no time removing the hedgerows and readying the place for the kind of no-holds-barred exploitation of the land that is sadly still in vogue among mainstream farming types in Ontario.

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Radioactive rain falls in B.C. on June 16

In response to silence from government and the media, here’s citizen science:

Lake Louise:

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Reflections on the Alberta Raw Milk moovement — balancing public policy and fundamental rights

From Michael Schmidt in Edmonton:

Alberta raw milk farmer Eric Pudlow. Photo Michael Schmidt

As we slowly move towards a resolution in the Alberta Cow Share court drama it becomes once again obvious that there is a dangerous disconnect between public policy makers and those  demanding food sovereignty or basic food rights.

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Surprising developments unfold in raw milk legal drama in Edmonton Alberta

This just in from Michael Schmidt who is in Edmonton Alberta today:

This time around we had a very constructive discussion with the crown procecutor for a joint resolution of this Alberta cow share case. Hopefully by June or July we will be able to bring closure to this drama.

Michael Schmidt (left) was in Edmonton again today to help with court proceedings on the raw milk case involving Judith Johnson (centre) and Eric Pudlow (right).

The man in the center (of the photo below) had called Alberta health because of a personal vendetta. After realizing how much pain he created as a result he came forward and asked for forgiveness from Judith and Eric. This simple complain activated a major crackdown with enormous consequences for a farming couple which provided a service for people in need of real food. Continue reading


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Raw milk cowshares spread in Alberta

From a letter to Gordon Watson in B.C. from Charlene in Edmonton Alberta:

Judith, Eric, Michael and supporters at the Edmonton court house in February 2011.

The real milk is flowing under the cover of darkness.  Hard to find a cow share but more and more people I am sure are starting them.  Found one lady who was advertising on Kiijii until I told her that it was not a good idea.  I got her a couple of customers from the Slow Food event that I attended. Continue reading


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Edmonton Alberta raw milk trial that was to take place March 23, 2011 is now being postponed until May or June

Raw milk farmers Eric Pudlow, Judith Johnson, and both of them again with Michael Schmidt

Ontario raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt confirmed today that the trial of Judith Johnson and Eric Pudlow on charges related to raw milk has been postponed again, this time until May or June. The trial was originally scheduled for February 23, 2011.

Back in February, Michael Schmidt traveled to Edmonton to participate in the court proceedings in support of Judith and Eric only to find that the judge adjourned the case until March 23, ostensibly because the prosecutors had only just received the case documentation a few minutes before the trial and therefore did not have time to prepare the case properly. While Michael was there, he spoke to a gathering of Slow Food supporters from the Edmonton area. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt talks raw milk at Slow Food Edmonton meeting March 23rd

March 23rd is when the Judith and Eric court case in Edmonton is set to resume. Michael Schmidt will be in Edmonton for that, and while he’s there, he’ll also speak again at a local Slow Food meeting:


From the Slow Food Edmonton website.


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